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Risk Management & Cybersecurity Certificate

Keep Your Organization Safe from Cyber Threats

As cybersecurity threats evolve, organizations continue to search for ways to protect their online information, employees and customers. There is growing need for individuals to have an understanding of cybersecurity and how to the mange risks associated with doing business in a digital world.

The Mount’s post-baccalaureate certificate in risk management and cybersecurity was designed to advance working professionals in their careers—especially those without advanced technology experience.

What You'll Learn

You’ll begin your program by gaining an understanding of the integration between computer architecture, operating systems and application programs, along with network concepts, foundations of the internet and risks associated with connectivity.

Mount professors will discuss practical topics such as keeping individual computers safe while online and ensuring email is secure. Courses will also cover Risk Management Framework elements, how to keep networked computer systems safe and topics such as DNS servers, secure network configuration and disaster and backup recovery.

And with our accelerated course delivery you’ll complete the certificate with a capstone project that demonstrates the skills and tools you’ve learned as it applies to your career in as quickly as one year.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Risk Management and Cybersecurity for a Digital World
  • Technology Risk and Security for the Individual
  • Technology Risk and Security for Networked Computers
  • Risk Management and Cybersecurity Capstone

Complete the inquiry form for more information or to connect with a program advisor.

Program Highlights

The Mount’s Risk Management and Cybersecurity program is designed for working adults.

Format and Details
Admissions and Application

Format and Details

  • Finish in only 8 months. Four courses are offered sequentially, allowing you to focus on one class at a time. Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions with year round enrollment.
  • Attend convenient classes. Certificate courses are offered in a hybrid format, meaning some classes are in-person and others you may be online.
  • Support from classmates and faculty. Up to 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with classmates.



Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.
  • Cost is based on 12 credits (4 classes) at $670 per credit
  • No application fee

Financial Aid

Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates which go into effect July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions and Application

Classes begin: January, March, May, August, October
Admissions: Rolling
Priority Application Deadline: 6 weeks prior to start of first course

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Students must demonstrate one of the following:
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or
    • Five full years of relevant work experience.
    • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Application Materials

  • Free online application >
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Résumé detailing professional experience
  • GMAT score (if required based on GPA or work experience)

Send application materials to:

Graduate Business Programs
Mount St. Mary’s University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703


While the majority of our students choose to earn a post baccalaureate certificate in addition to a graduate degree, some opt for a stand alone certificate program. For those opting to take only the certificate program additional information is provided and required by the federal government regarding program costs, financing, success rate and related occupations. See the Gainful Employment Disclosure information for the Risk Management and Cybersecurity program.

Growing Need for Cybersecurity Expertise

  • 92% of malware is delivered by email.

  • The average ransomware attack costs a company $5 million.

  • 69% of companies see compliance mandates driving spending.

  • 88% companies spent more than $1 million on preparing for the GDPR.

Ready to Apply?

Our knowledgeable staff will answer any questions you have about our application process and steps to take after you've been accepted. Learn more today.

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